I have returned to the painting "Balancing" and have brought it into its future. The drastic alterations in "Balancing" are true to its theme, but reveal the game being played on the rocks is an earthly one, with interactive intentions. The man is no longer alone. To see the previous version of this painting you have to go all the way back to my post of 9/5/2011. This span of time, it being in stasis for two months, is indicative of the degree of my quandary. It is now far more fun, not that humor is my intention, but it is a relief from the dead pan image of the earlier version.
Yesterday's two drawings were commonplace in theme, and calisthenic in nature. They are me practicing the craft of drawing without worrying about subject matter. Like Willem de Kooning, who used the female figure to practice his craft, I use the man/woman couple. Since I refer to de Kooning, and I love his art, I show one of his drawings of a female figure after my drawings. Enjoy! I encourage you to visit the Willem de Kooning retrospective, now in exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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